Micil Distillery unveils new whiskey inspired by the past

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Micil Distillery has unveiled their newest Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey release, Micil Madeira Island Irish Whiskey.

The second in their Island Series, Micil’s new release has been inspired by the Galway distilleries of the past and the city’s historical trade links with France, Spain and Portugal.

It extends the Micil Irish Whiskey core range to three products, joining Micil Earls Island and Micil Inverin Small Batch.

Micil Madeira Island 70cl (46%abv) will be sold at a RRP of €55 and will be limited to 1,754 bottles.

The whiskey is rich and spicy with a sweet, crisp, dark and stone fruit notes from a Madeira wine cask finish.

Ex-peated quarter casks lend their distinct gentle turf smoke, evoking the sweet, subtle peat of the best Connemara fuisce.

Commenting on the new release, Micil Distillery Founder Pádraic Ó Griallais said: “After a year that has seen our team double in size, from 5 to 10 people, where we’ve won multiple awards, and increased our distribution tenfold, it’s great to be able to bring another new Irish Whiskey to the market to cap it off.

“We’re committed to bringing sourced, finished and independently bottled Single Pot Still whiskeys to the market that showcase new flavour profiles within the category and Micil Madeira Island does just that. With crisp candied citrus and underlying smoke, it’s a whiskey we’re tremendously proud of.”

Discussing what is next for Micil, Managing Director Ross Tobin added: “While our independent whiskey range grows, we’re still focused on creating amazing spirits in our distillery, with a number of distillery exclusive poitín releases complete due for release before Christmas and, with production ramping up to support continued growth for our Micil Gins & Micil Irish Cream ranges, we’re busier than ever.

“We’re particularly proud to see our Micil Connemara Irish Cream popping up in SuperValu stores across Ireland as we speak.”